1) A Capitol Fourth,” 8 p.m., PBS, rerunning at 10. Here’s the annual, feel-good blend of music and fireworks. It’s strong on Broadway – Carole King with the cast of “Beautiful,” Vanessa Williams, Laura Olnes. But it also has gospel (Yolanda Adams), country (Lee Brice), R&B (The O’Jays) and lots of pop: Colbie Caillat is part of the Gone West band; there are also winners of “American Idol” (Laine Hardy) and “The Voice” (Maelyn Jarmon), plus an “America’s Got Talent” runner-up (Angelica Hale).
2) “Macy’s 4h of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 8 p.m., NBC, with highlights at 10. On Aug. 25, “The Wizard of Oz” movie will turn 80; as a tribute, Jennifer Hudson sing the soaring “Over the Rainbow” as part of the 25-minute fireworks. Also performing are the hosts – Derek Hough dances; Ciara does a medley – plus Khalid and country stars Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Maren Morris.
3) “Let Freedom Sing,” 10 p.m., CMT, rerunning at 11:30. Nashville’s 4th-of-July event gets its own spot. The concert is scheduled to include Brett Eldridge, Jessy Wilson, Mac McNally, Dylan Scott and the Nashville Symphony; its half-hour fireworks will follow at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
4) “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS. Next week, the Thursday comedy line-up will be scuttled, a victim of CBS’ sexy-summer reality splurge. So we’d better savor these reruns while we can. The first brings in the “Young Sheldon” cast, when Sheldon views a tape he made when he was 10. The second – an especially good one – sees conflicts pour out during a paintball game.
5) “Reef Break,” 10 p.m., ABC. Here’s a second chance to see the opener of this blue-sky adventure, just two weeks after it debuted. Poppy Montgomery produces and stars as Cat, a former thief who returns to her home in the Pacific. When the daughter of the island’s most prominent person goes missing, Cat tries to help by using her knowledge of the criminal world.